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Rolling Stones Project Vol. 2

Tim Ries's newest CD, Stones World: Rolling Stones World Music Project, released October 21st, 2008. 

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​​​​​​​The Rolling Stones Project: 

Music Of The Rolling Stones 

Spring 2005 release, Concord Records Sony Japan 

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Contributing recording artists include leading jazz and rock celebrities: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Bill Frisell, John Scofield,Ben Monder, Darryl Jones, John Patitucci, Jeff Ballard, Brian Blade, Clarence Penn, Michael Davis, Lisa Fischer, Bernard Fowler, Luciana Souza, Bill Charlap, Larry Goldings, Edward Simon, Chuck Leavell, Roberto DiGioia, Mauro Refusco, and others. The touring ensemble will borrow from the above list of luminaries

Tim Ries arrangements of Jagger-Richards songs: Satisfaction, Slipping Away, Honky Tonk Women, As Tears Go By, Paint It Black, Gimme Shelter, Street Fighting Man, Wild Horses, Ruby Tuesday, Waiting On A Friend, Angie, You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

The Rolling Stones Project Details 

Jazz albums are born in a number of different ways. Some arrive with birth pangs after a trial-and-error search for just the right notes and perfect deliverance. Some burst out in a sudden and explosive improvisational brilliance with unblemished first takes. Then, there are those discs that come to fruition in their own time-frame, steeping in years of work that ultimately fulfills the creative vision of the artist. Saxophonist Tim Ries' new CD and his debut for Concord Jazz, The Rolling Stones Project, fits squarely into the latter category - a sprawling tour schedule with the Stones, and the logistics of putting together such an ambitious project the main culprits here. Without a doubt, it's been worth the wait. This 11-song collection not only celebrates the iconic pop band but also illustrates how ripe the group's songs are for jazz renderings.

The CD features Ries breathing jazz life into the rock tunes. It also spotlights several guests who bring their support to the project. Included in the mix are vocalists Sheryl Crow, Lisa Fischer, Norah Jones, and Luciana Souza; jazz guitar icons Bill Frisell and John Scofield; keyboardist Larry Goldings; and Wayne Shorter's brilliant bass-drum team Brian Blade and John Patitucci. Most unexpectedly, the Project even features Rolling Stones members Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood, who also contributed the album cover art. Sessions were recorded in New York, Los Angeles and Munich, Germany.

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